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Ellis County Courthouse

101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
+1 972-825-5000
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Passing Through

This building will knock your socks off, and we didn’t even go inside as it was too late. The whole... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Pokeymandog
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somerville, tn
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Ellis County Courthouse

Beautiful architecture ! Completely restored a few years ago It has alot of history Great stories... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
jdavidthornhill
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Waxahachie, Texas
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“ellis county” (14 reviews)
“lots of shops” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
101 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165-0405
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+1 972-825-5000
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"beautiful building"
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"ellis county"
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"lots of shops"
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"worth the trip"
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"day trip"
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"old court house"
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"events going"
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"step back in time"
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"piece of history"
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"open to the public"
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"focal point"
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"free parking"
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"downtown area"
in 2 reviews
"great history"
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"architecture"
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"faces"
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This building will knock your socks off, and we didn’t even go inside as it was too late. The whole town is packed with jaw dropping sights.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beautiful architecture ! Completely restored a few years ago It has alot of history Great stories about the construction phase of this truly magnificent building

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic courthouse. Lots of shops and restaurants around. Nice way to spend the day. Can’t wait to return.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took a late afternoon stroll around the Courthouse---it is a beautiful building inside and out. I would highly recommend going inside and looking around. You might even be able to ask an employee about some of the history of the building. The surrounding streets...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I went down to Waxahachie for a day trip on a Friday & had no plans to tour the courthouse but it’s beauty lured me in to visiting. My visit happened on a day when court wasn’t in session and I was allowed to tour...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Good place to take a child to see true architecture. A day trip that can lead to others. Do your homework to have things to tell your kids as you go through the court house. They have certain times of the year they will do...More

Thank 258carin
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at The College Street Pub and passed by The Courthouse on the way there. I had seen pictures of The Courthouse in the past, but they don't do that building justice. That is some engineering & architectural feat! It really takes you...More

Thank Chantal V
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Glad we stopped. It was a Saturday so we couldn't go inside but we walked around the entire building and it's just gorgeous architecture!

Thank hjcbirdbath
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

On our way from Dallas to Austin we stopped at Waxahachie just to take some pictures of this beautiful red building. This is the second time that we visited this town. The location of this building is in the middle of the town.

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Our 10 year old grandchild visited the building and was awed by the bullet hole on the first floor and the gargoyles that could be seen throughout the architecture. But you don't have to be ten to enjoy the history of this courthouse. Stories abound...More

Thank Aon28
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Response from ChubbaHill | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they were ever jailed there but they did have plenty of history in town. I have been told that they kept an apartment at the Rogers Hotel in Waxahachie as a hide away. Unfortunately, the Hotel and all of it's... More
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